"Star Light, Star Bright--"


Alpha Centauri, closest star system to earth, 2012

Star, that gives a gracious dole,
What am I to choose?
Oh, will it be a shriven soul,
Or little buckled shoes?

Shall I wish a wedding-ring,
Bright and thin and round,
Or plead you send me covering-
A newly spaded mound?

Gentle beam, shall I implore
Gold, or sailing-ships,
Or beg I hate forevermore
A pair of lying lips?

Swing you low or high away,
Burn you hot or dim;
My only wish I dare not say-
Lest you should grant me him. 

If you are looking for the traditional nursery rhyme to chant for good luck after seeing a falling or shooting star, go to: Star Light, Star Bright


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